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DirectX 11.0

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Providing a More Advanced and Immersive Gaming Experience than Ever Before

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

The release of DirectX 11 is much to the delight of many gamers worldwide. It is not a secret that it is the software behind the immersive sound effects and eye-popping 3D visuals in many PC games today. It is the graphics technology fueling majority of impressive games we play today. At the same time, for many sound card and video card manufacturers today, this latest version enabled them to add advanced effects and features to their products. DirectX 11 features many improvements. Developed to be more efficient, it provides power for current multi-core processors, and support for stylish texturing techniques and shading. As a result, it provides smoother 3D animation, and more lifelike and nuanced graphics than before. Aside from adding new graphical effects, DirectX has incorporated many APIs including Direct3D, DirectSound, and DirectDraw in different editions. Each API fulfills a different function to convey complete multimedia experience in Windows environments. There are some characteristics from earlier versions that have been incorporated in to one element or altogether removed.

Pros

  • Provides power for current multi-core processors
  • Supports stylish texturing techniques and shading

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  • Only for Windows 7 and up OS users only
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Software that guarantees you great multimedia contents and graphics Direct 11.0

By Eve Naliaka

On Monday, June 8, 2015

DirectX 11.0

DirectX 11.0 is the software behind eye-popping high quality 3D visuals found in most Personal computer games. It is an application from Microsoft designed specifically to sharpen blurred graphics and improve the contents.

The software includes numerous improvements that enables it offer better results as compare to previous ones. New upgraded multi-thread processor increases the performance and visual application. It provides shading for sophisticated shading texturing techniques such as tessellation.

Besides making graphics to appear real and attractive this software improves your experience in different ways. It includes new features that carry out different functions such as DirectDraw, Direct sound or Direct3D in different editions. As compared to previous editions most features are incorporated into element.

What I love about this application its intuitive interfaces; it’s a user friendly tool that anybody can work whether experience or novice. The features are easily accessible. To someone who has never worked with this tool try it is awesome to deal, you will ever have appealing contents.

Pros

  • Offers great graphics with immersive sound effects
  • increased visual application and good performance

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  • Applicable with windows 7 or greater
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THE MICROSOFT API PROGRAM THAT GOES ALONG WAY TO IMPROVE MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS

By Dann Kamau

On Thursday, February 5, 2015

DIRECTX 11.0

Multimedia contents in technology systems are very important as they offer entertainment to devices users in form of music, videos, games etc. Presentation of multimedia materials should be done in such a way that it looks pleasant, beautiful and of high standards as well as of perfect audio quality. Microsoft developed this software to enable users get the highest quality for multimedia contents using windows systems.

This update comes with new features to enhance graphics performance as well as availing production of high quality graphics. These new features take advantage of the new updated multithreaded processors and powerful graphic cards. The software utilizes advanced graphical techniques e.g bump mapping and tessellation to improve on your graphical designs.

With its many collections of API’s you are able to carry out different functions like video editing, diagrams design, edit sound effects etc. The software simplifies all aspects of multimedia contents design thus producing contents of the highest quality standards.

Pros

  • Increases graphic performance as well as quality
  • Software includes many API's to fulfill all different functions

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  • It can only be used in windows 7 or higher
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • to update my computer so thigs work better for my kids games that we all like to play for our persona; entertaiment because we enjoy doing often thankd

  • I will be using this program to play cod and nfs because i am a rookie gamer and i will also use it for other games like grand theft auto tnx

  • To use serato and Virtual DJ a need to launch DirectX Drives in order to empower graphical card performance. That the reason i need to downlad those drivers

  • I'm going to use it for Star Wars The Forced Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition because I can't play properly due to very poor graphics and pixels

  • for making my graphics better for games and improving the performance of my laptop,i am using this because i have heard a lot of things about it

What similar programs have you used?
  • I was using directx 7.0 before but it stopped accepting my games so I decided to look for a better version. I would be glad if I get a chance to download this software

  • - I'm running Windows 8.1. I'm trying to run Assimp Viewer (and several other similar programs) but they all fail to open because thefffy do

  • I used to enhance my pc performance by game booster but I still face problem in starting some games like flightgear flight simulator so I hope this will help.

  • directX 8 IN 2013K . AS A GAMING KID I WANT TOPLAY LATEST GAMESS BUT GAMES HAVE SUCH GRAPHICS THAT MY COMPUTER DONT RUN PROPERLY SO I DOWNLOAD

  • i never used any similar program accept direct X 9.0 so its my first time to use direct X 11.0 i hope it would be better, and than you for uploading

What do you like most about this program?
  • It just enlightens the display clearity. Gaming Experience and movies with high quality. Also it supports my graphic card as well. I love this

  • it give great graphics, by which gaming experience become pleasurable, and it is latest version so games will run smoothly. video quality also become sharp

  • to make my entire computer have one of the most, good aspect when it comes to gaming. Game should be always fast as what directx 11 will do.

  • directx very good programme for window 7 graphic quality it is truly worked i like and always use in my mind about all window game, picture .

  • this program is the best i have ever seen it it is very good for playng games like assasins creed and stronghold ad call of duty and total war rome 2

Review

DirectX is a free API (application programming interface) collection developed by Microsoft. Designed to enable the highest quality for multimedia content using Windows systems, it is targeted for games use. Testing has shown that the latest version,DirectX 11 sharply increases graphics performance, reproducing high-quality graphics on Windows-based computers.

In order to take advantage of the new updated multi-thread processors and powerful graphic cards, there are new features included in this software. DirectX utilizes advanced graphical techniques such as bump-mapping and tessellation, which take models made with triangles and divide them into small parts. This way, 3D models are made more complex, assisted by the processor, without wasting resources in the process. This tessellation technique can be applied to all elements within a graphic environment, thus realizing the claims of the main graphic card manufacturers.

DirectX includes advanced graphical techniques such as tessellation and bump-mapping

Thanks to the new multi-threaded CPU, the multiple instructions of APIs are optimized for running many processes simultaneously without a bottleneck, though this depends on your hardware´s capacity. DirectX 11 has the high quality jump that DirectX 9 and 10 could not achieve due to hardware and operating system limitations. According to the latest tests, hardware usage has been optimized, with performance increased by 20% .

Several APIs in one package

Besides adding new graphical effects such as bump and displacement mapping, DirectX includes many APIs such as DirectSound, DirectDraw or Direct3D in different editions. Each component fulfills a different function in order to bring a complete multimedia experience to Windows environments and even multi-player features through an Internet connection. For example, DirectSound is one of the main components of DirectX that uses your hardware in order to offer advanced audio and video quality.

Some characteristics from previous editions have been removed or incorporated in to one element. For this reason, the update to the last version of DirectX is highly recommendable. The updated tools provide a proper hardware acceleration for low-end compatible graphic cards that enhance the operations with multimedia editors and players. This feature is enabled by the creation of DirectCompute, which enhances GPU processes.

An example of tessellation in a racing game
An example of tessellation in a racing game

DirectX 11.0 Features

Check out the main features of DirectX before downloading:

  • DirectCompute takes advantage of the low-end graphic processors, offering better results than similar software
  • Enhanced functionalities with multi-threaded processors allow developers to increase the performance of games and visual applications
  • New advanced graphic techniques like tessellation help producers save resources, driving operations to the computer’s multi-core CPU and enabling improved rendering
  • Especially designed for supporting advanced video and audio applications, with high quality results
  • Includes many different APIs like DirectX Media which accelerates content from web browsers or video player applications

For more information about DirectX before downloading, feel free to check the

Enhanced character modelling
Enhanced character modelling

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements for downloading this essential component to your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 for recent versions or later
  • Processor: 1GHz CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1GB RAM for 32-bit version or 2GB for 64-bit
  • HDD: 1 MB free space
  • GPU compatible